MECHANICSVILLE, Md. – A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible smashing an SUV into a Mechanicsville gun store and stealing multiple weapons.
Just before 3 am on Wednesday, a burglar alarm sounded at JMJ Firearms on Three Notch Road. When officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, they discovered that the rear of the building was damaged.
The sheriff’s office said that someone rammed a black Ford Expedition into the rear wall, destroying it. The unknown person or persons went into the store and helped themselves to numerous firearms.
When officers checked the license plates of the Expedition, they discovered it was reported stolen from Charles County.
Anyone with information should call Detective Cpl. Melissa Green at 301-475-4200, ext. 71996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
That’s not the only reward offered in this case. The Baltimore Field Division of the ATF has teamed up with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.
“A person who uses criminal means to obtain a firearm is someone who needs to be brought to justice and firearms obtained illegally are almost certainly destined to be used for criminal purposes,” said ATF Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones. “It is ATF’s top priority to make sure our communities stay safe and that businesses can operate without fear of incidents like this occurring.”
Tips to the ATF can be made at 888-283-8477 or by email to ATFTips@atf.com.